Nolan Higdon

Nolan Higdon is a professor of English, Communication, and History of the US and Latin America in the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic work focuses on nationalism, propaganda, and critical media literacy education. He sits on the boards of the Media Freedom Foundation, Sacred Heart University's Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, the Union for Democratic Communications Steering Committee, and the Northwest Alliance For Alternative Media And Education. Higdon is ta co-founder for the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. He has contributed chapters to Censored 2013-2017 as well as Stephen Lendman’s Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III (2014). He has published articles on media and propaganda including “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind (2013),” “Millennial Media Revolution (2014),” and “Justice For Sale (2015).” He has been a guest on national radio and television programs.
  • EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY

      EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY: A PROPOSAL TO DIGTIZE EDUCATION Written by Amber Abadia, Steve Chrtisman, and Gabe Cox (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) It is clear that one major solutions to solving poverty is education. This means...
  • THE ICE TRACKER

    Written by: Samantha Rudzitis-Buono, Alexandra Archuleta, and Danielle Torres (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Adviser: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   This proposal outlines the problems facing Immigrants, some of the organizations working to solve those problems, and a solution for ameliorating the problems facing immigrant...
  • Homeless in a Digital Age

    By Rachael Potts, Raymundo Pedroza, Kahealani Simmons, Scott Ault, and Cameron Stover (California State University, East Bay). Faculty Adviser: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) Statement of Problem Human rights are special, basic interests set apart from moral rights (Clapham, 2015, p. 5). Human rights encompass areas such...
  • Extreme Weather and Global Warming

    Written by: Ruben Saucedo (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In the United States, the corporate media dictates public information which heavily impacts the public opinion.  Stories of little importance permeate coverage and relegate relevant...
  • Round Up the Roundup

        Written by: Sebastian Trucios (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   Recent studies have uncovered potential toxins and carcinogens within the active and inactive ingredients of Monsanto’s Roundup® weed-killer.  Corporate media outlets have intentionally...
  • Gold is the New Green

      Written by: Kevin Shepherd (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   De-dollarization throughout world trade is vastly underreported by corporate media outlets with larger implications of the United States’ declining power throughout the global economy....
  • Global Epidemic of Electronic Waste

      Written by: Steven McCombs (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) Many stories go unreported by corporate news outlets. The issue of electronic waste was ranked the nineteenth most censored story according Project Censored’s annual publication...
  • Toblerone and Child Soldiers

    Written by Matthew Meyers (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In November 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “Toblerone changes its iconic shape and chocoholics go crazy” while the independent media...
  • Ocean Robbed In a Nuclear Stick-UP

    Written by Michael Torreano (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In August 2016, during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the corporate media covered “U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil” while...